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Parts Manager in Wayne, NJ at Open Road Auto Group

Date Posted: 3/30/2018

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Job Description

Open Road Acura of Wayne

Precision Team Award Winner

Parts Manager

At Open Road, every part sale an opportunity to demonstrate the superior value of this premium brand. Every Open Road Parts professional must excel in listening, communicating and working efficiently to Open Road’s standards.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide parts and accessories to new and used vehicle sales, service department, and outside parts clients accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Maintain ongoing contact with key wholesale and retail customers.

  • Provide a balanced parts and accessories inventory. Maintain acceptable levels of off-the-shelf parts availability.

  • As appropriate, manage all aspects of the center’s wholesale parts program.

  • Establish with the General Manager realistic sales objectives. Meet monthly targets for retail and wholesale sales.

  • Increase sales by preparing annual forecasts, adjusting forecasts as needed, and by developing and implementing sales promotions as needed.

  • Maintain gross profit percentages on parts and accessories sales by establishing departmental parts pricing policies while obtaining a high return on inventory investments.

  • Manage inventory investments by maintaining adequate turn ratio and minimal obsolescence. Develop, implement and administer effective inventory procedures and policies, such as special order processes and return policies.

  • Maintain budget levels by monitoring expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action.

  • Control costs by getting competitive bids, being alert to wasteful practices, random checking of part numbers to verify count, performing perpetual inventories, and improving existing practices as needed.

  • Promote the sale of parts and labor by working with the Service Manager in developing competitive parts and labor packages. Promote the benefits of using genuine replacement parts through the use of displays, promotions, and other marketing techniques.

  • Motivate, train, develop, and hire direct staff. Define and monitor performance of direct reports.

  • Ensure that warranty parts storage and return polices are followed.

  • Upgrade knowledge of  products and services and maintain professional and technical expertise by training on-the-job, attending trade shows and educational programs, establishing personal network, reviewing industry publications, and participating in professional societies.

Job Requirements

Skills / Experience
  • Automotive inventory control system experience
  • Management experience
  • Excellent sales and sales-training skills
  • Excellent communication and organization capabilities
  • High school and/or job related experience, college degree a plus